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Thursday, August 31, 2006

Presents!


Boy am I behind on my blogging! I got a couple of presents last week that I've been wanting to share with you but I've either not had time at the computer or like last night my internet connection went down, so I wasn't able to!

Christin was such a sweetie and got me an early Christmas present this year... I think she's just determined to see my Peacock Tapestry framed before the year is out! She had me take Peacock into my LNS to have it stretched, and paid for it! I've tried twice to stretch it on my own, but I've just not been happy with the results so I decided it was time to have the professionals do it! Of course I'll still do my own framing. It'll look wonderful when its up on the wall!

The next gift I received came in the mail late last week! I got a surprise parcel from Jennifer Aikman-Smith of Dragon Dreams who I model stitch for. Inside the parcel was a copy of each of her new releases at Charlotte earlier in the month. Each was autographed and had a personal message. Also in the envelope was a huge bag filled with Caron Wildflowers and Watercolours! Ooooh what luxury. But the best thing in that parcel? Was the special thank you message she had printed on the back of the Dust Bunnies chart for the world to see! It says : " Thanks to Model Stitcher Dani Baillie whose nimble fingers stitched up both designs in record time, warned me about fiber usage and made me squeal with scans of bunnies in progress! You are a true gift to this designer and have become a wonderful friend as well!" So touching! Thank you Jen for such kind words!

Last night I indulged and started a new project! I started a wee kit I bought from Ann at her shop Knowledge and Needles (Ann has retreat pictures on her website too!). Its Sweetheart Tree kit called "Don't Bug Me" Its so cute!

11 comments:

zoeandcooper said...

What sweet gifts from both ladies. I love your PT. It is stunning!

Von said...

Hi Dani! You're a lucky lady to receive such wonderful gifts! Enjoy! :D

Singular Stitches said...

What a fabulous prezzie!!

The Peacock Tapestry is just gorgeous!!!

Karoline said...

What lovely gifts, your peacock is looking stunning

Michelle said...

I am SOOO glad you are finally going to get your Peacock framed - it is too beautiful not too. Yay for friends who help out! And what a lovely thank you from Jen. That is truly special!

Katrina said...

what lovely gifts you've got there Dani - and how nice to have a thankyou message right on the chart! you DO do a fantastic job of your model stitching so deserve it :)

look forward to seeing the Don't bug me kit - I've had this one sitting in my "to do" bin since my birthday in April and just haven't been able to squeeze it into the stitching schedule so far.

Your retreat sounded like a real blast too! aren't they just awesome!

stitcherw said...

Your Peacock is gorgeous, and I loved all the Celtic Banners from the SAL too. What lovely work.

Mary said...

Your Peacock Tapestry is so beautiful.

Karin said...

What a wonderful package! Jennifer is very generous with her time and talents.

catandturtle said...

I am so jealous of your dragon dreams treats :D I love her designs, as I love dragons. The lost dragon sampler is so cute. Those will be fun to stitch. Ann.

AnneS said...

What an awesome parcel from Jennifer ... and what an amazing quote on the design - gave me goosebumps just reading it, it was so touching and open about your friendship :D